Summary: Because of its importance, the first kind of prayer we want to examine is the prayer of casting your cares upon the Lord.
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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PRAYER THAT WORKS PART 2
Sunday July 8 2007
1 Peter 5:6-11 (NLT)
6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.
10 In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.
11 All power to him forever! Amen.
Because of its importance, the first kind of prayer we want to examine is the prayer of casting your cares upon the Lord.
Through this type of prayer, you can take everything that’s worrying you, tie it all up in a bundle and give it to God.
You can take your cares to His throne, leave them with Him, trusting Him to deal with them for you, and walk away from them completely carefree.
The reason we must learn this kind of prayer first is simple.
If you don’t know how to pray this prayer, many of your
other prayers will be rendered ineffective.
That’s because every effective prayer you will ever pray must be based on your faith in the Word of God.
And Jesus warned us in Matthew 13:22 that the worries and cares of this world will choke out the Word you’ve put in your heart.
Let’s say, for example, that you’ve been praying for your child.
You’ve based your prayer on Isaiah 54:13 (NLT)
13 I will teach all your children,
and they will enjoy great peace.